Frieda has supported strategic planning for the Center for Court Innovation’s Harlem Community Justice Center, conducting research about the East Harlem community, its housing challenges, and new and valuable opportunities for the Center. Frieda also works with the Innovation Teams grant program, providing coordinated support to mayoral teams working on a range of issues—from neighborhood revitalization to improving transportation and infrastructure.
Before joining Bennett Midland, Frieda conducted research for a global health firm in Washington D.C., where her assignments included research on farming productivity indicators in rural Nigeria and developing literature reviews to inform case studies on replicable public health practices. As an undergraduate, Frieda worked alongside the Fuller Center for Housing in Macon, Georgia, to build and renovate houses for families in need, and traveled to Cuenca, Ecuador, where she learned about Ecuadorian cities and social issues, including the integration of indigenous students in urban schools. Frieda graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Policy Management.